Hoover WindTunnel Troubleshooting | Top 12 Guidelines

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When you used to Hoover WindTunnel, sometimes it’s not working well or it stops working. Today we’re going to discuss Hoover WindTunnel troubleshooting. Well, before I proceed with it, I need to go back to the past.

I dearly love my dog – a chocolate lab – but as of late, the house was starting to malodor.  Maybe I needed a different vacuum cleaner to replace the canister vac.

Being of a particular age I had many years of home cleaning experience. I grew up with a canister vacuum and I used a canister vac in my major life. No, not the same one, I had more.

I hated the discharge smell from my present vacuum cleaner even though I change the bag every single time and I questioned how well it was picking up the pet hair.

I did a little google research, checked with various review expert and concluded I needed a Dyson bagless vacuum. Until I priced one. So back to Google and Amazon.

And – this Hoover Windtunnel model came up as savior and not too much price. So even though I figure that putting some decent money down for a good appliance is not usually a bad strategy.

This Hoover WindTunnel cleaned my blankets and carpets like they haven’t been washed in ages and overnight my house smelled better. My mats were brighter and they were pleasant. Really – it lifted the mass. I am happy, to say the least, and I am willing to express its bad things as long as it keeps on cleaning my house.

When you used to Hoover WindTunnel, sometimes it’s not working well or it stops working.

Today we’re going to solve out this issue.

1. Hoover WindTunnel stops working

This is one of the most common problems of Hoover WindTunnel. The reasons the problem discussed below.

Check out clogging

At first check your performance indicator light, when it turns red that usually means there’s something clogging your vacuum.

So, it’s a clog causing your vacuum to shut off.

Remove your hose from both ends and check it all. Take a broom handle clean it through with a stick to knock out anything that may be stuck.

Then remove the hood from the nozzle and check the lower hose.

If didn’t work it properly their is could be a clogged filter to check this remove your dirt cup and lift the filter.

You have to clean its dust and rinse for one or two minutes under warm water and you’ll have to let it dry for a full day.

Check the brush roll

Check your WindTunnel brush roll. If your brush doesn’t spin, double check the switch mode to make sure that, you’re not inception only mode.

If there is any blockage or hair take a knife to cut along this brush roll and get all the extra hair off of a shape.

You can find it easy to do, you just need to take off soleplate screws to pull the soleplate off the machine and replace the best. That’s all you have to do for maintenance.

You can find this belt in most places and that should fix your problem.

Filter cleaning

WindTunnel have two filters. The primary filter should be cleaned up every two months as you needed.

Finally, if you’re still having issues check the HEPA filter by pulling it out and if the filter is very dirty or worn then you should be clean it.

You can order a replacement filter for about $10 on the Hoover website, you can able to find it on Amazon.

If you have other problems with your vacuum, you should call customer care service. You have a 2-year limited warranty on this machine.

2. Hoover WindTunnel air no suction

Here’s you have an easy solution, when your WindTunnel loss it suction power. It usually causes clogs.

Here’s what to do first check the indicator light at the top of your dirt cup. If it’s red there is something restricting the air flow.

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Here’s we discussed how you can fix it.

At first, remove your dirt cup, open it and check your filter.

You would check its underside if it’s dirty rinse it with warm water and allow 24 hours for it to dry.

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Make sure you set it up on its edge so it dries evenly. Even if you regularly rinse it placing a filter that not fully drive back into the dirt cup could clog the filter even easier.

Next, check your main hose for clogs. You should remove it from the machine and use a broom handle to knock out any debris that may be stuck in there.

Now there’s one more place you can check. If those two are clear and you still don’t have strong suction.

Remove the hood and then take out the brush roll and now check your lower hose for obstructions.

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You can use a grabber tool to dislodge any clogs.

 

 

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3. Hoover WindTunnel self-propelled repair

Now all about WindTunnel self-propelled repair guides.

If your takes are difficult to push, be sure self-propelled button is switched on.

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If you don’t see an immediate improvement your handle may be too loose.

It’s an easy fix first turn off and unplug your Hoover. Then remove the screws from the back of the handle.

Make sure the self-propelled switch and power switch are set to off on the handle.

Also, make sure the power switch on the body of the machine is set for off.

As well then insert the handle back into the unit and screw it in tightly. Now plug it in, slide the power switch on and switch the self-propelled feature to on.

Finally about the height adjustment. At first, you have to start with the highest setting.

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Then work way down until you can hear the brush roll bristle touch the carpet and you should feel the vacuum glide smooth across the carpet.

4. Hoover WindTunnel filter cleaning

Cleaning your filters will help keep your WindTunnel vacuum running at its peak performance.

There are two filters the primary should be cleaned every two months or as needed and the HEPA filters should be cleaned every six months for optimal performance.

To get started put the cleaner into the upright position. Turn the power off and unplug the power cord.

Remove the dirt cup from the cleaner and flip the lid to open. Then remove the rinsable filter and rinse with water for two minutes or until the water runs clear squeeze out the excess water and allow to dry for at least 24 hours.

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Never put a wet rinsable filter back into the cleaner. Once it is completely dry to replace the filter and flip the dirt cup lid to close.

The second filter is a HEPA filter. You could find it on top of the baseplate, to clean it and slide it out.

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Do not wash this filter with water simply tap the filter against the inside of a trash can to tap out the dirt and debris.

Replace the filter and make sure you hear it snap into place, to replace the filters be sure to use only authorized Hoover parts.

5. Hoover WindTunnel HEPA filter cleaning

At first, you have to remove the HEPA filter by pulling out the plastic filter frame. The filter should only be tapped clean and do not wash or rinse the HEPA filter.

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After tapping the filter clean simply reinsert the filter frame back into the Hoover base until it clicks.

Note when used and maintained properly the HEPA filter should not need to be replaced within the warranty period.

If a replacement is needed to be sure to get the Hoover HEPA filter designed for your vacuum.

6. Hoover WindTunnel disassembly

Hoover WindTunnel repairs will require you to disassemble the product before you attempt this make sure the power cord is unplugged.

To access the belt or brush roll you will need to remove the bottom plate.

The plate may be secured by screws or by latches remove the screws or slide the latches out of the way and pull the plate off.

Then you should pull out the brush roll and detach it from the belt if necessary.

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When the repair is complete first loop the belt around the brush roll and aligns the tabs on the sides of the roll with the notches in the frame.

Then reposition the bottom plate and secure the latches or screws. To access the start switch first remove the upper filter assembly.

Now remove the screw to release the handle assembly.

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Remove the screws holding the handle assembly together use a small flat-head screwdriver to detach the hinge caps.

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Now remove the bolt and remove the hinge screws to separate the two halves of the handle assembly.

When the repair is complete join the two halves of the handle assembly together.

Replace the hinge screws then insert and secure the bolt. Snap on the hinge caps. Reinstall the rest of the handle assembly screws and slide the handle into position.

Secure the screw and snap the upper filter assembly into place.

If applicable to your model you can access the rewind cord housing and motor assembly by first removing the HEPA filter.

Now lift off the upper filter assembly and remove the screws to release the cord housing plate.

 

Your next step is to remove the hose.

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Now uninstall the screws to release the hose fitting remove the screws securing the vacuum cleaners back panel and any guides or supports.

 

Then pull the panel off.

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Remove the screws securing the hinge covers and unclip both covers.

Now unhook the belt from the motor shaft and lift the handle cord reel and motor assembly of the base.

Remove the screws securing the motor housing pull off the retaining clip if necessary and separate the housing.

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If required you can now remove all of the screws securing the cord housing cover.

When the repair is complete reinstall the cord housing cover and secures the screws.

Join together the two halves of the motor housing. Snap the retaining clip into place if necessary and replace the screws to secure.

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Now align the motor housing with the base and hook the belt onto the motor shaft.

Snap the hinge covers into place and replace the screws to secure. Next, reposition the back panel as well as any guides or supports and secure them with the screws.

Realign the hose fitting and secure the screws, reattach the hose replace the cord housing plate and reinstall the screws to secure.

Reposition the upper filter assembly and reinsert the HEPA filter with the vacuum cleaner fully reassembled you should test the product to make sure it’s functioning properly.

7. Hoover WindTunnel assembly

The main pieces to your WindTunnel Hoover are.

  • The vacuum base
  • The handle
  • The dirt cup
  • Extension tube
  • Crevice tool
  • Upholstery tool
  • An air-powered turbine hand tool

To assemble first remove the main screw from the handle base.

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Slide the handle into the vacuum base push down firmly and tighten the screw with a Philips screwdriver.

Attach the dirt cup by sliding it in. Attach your tool so you’ll be able to easily reach for them. When you need them to put the air-powered turbo tool on the handle.

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Slide the crevice tool into the extension tube and place it on the left side of the cleaner and the upholstery tool goes on the right side.

Set the hose onto the carriage. There is an automatic cord rewind feature that lets you pull out and rewind the power cord to need easy storage.

Your cleaner is now fully assembled and ready to use. A few things to keep your WindTunnel to rewind running well.

There are two filters the primary should be cleaned every two months or as needed and the HEPA filter should be cleaned every six months.

You will need to keep your brush roll clear of thread pet hair and other debris. See the maintenance and troubleshooting topic for more detailed guidance.

8. Hoover WindTunnel technology

Hoover WindTunnel has some pro feature and innovative technology like

  • Automatic rewind cord
  • Five-position adjustment
  • Easy maintenance filter
  • Other accessories

Automatic rewind cord

Hoover WindTunnel holds 27 feet rewind power cord and that is very enough long to clean any large space and it doesn’t need to plug out and replug the power cord.

Five position adjustment

Five position adjustment of Hoover one of the innovative technology. This five-position adjustment very effective to clean all types of floors and surfaces.

Easy maintenance filter

This WindTunnel represents a bagless technology and it maintains optimal suction power. It has a rinsable filter which can be cleaned with warm water. It also has a high-quality HEPA filter.

Other accessories

  • Comfortable grip handle
  • Fingertip nozzle
  • Thirteen and a half inch wide nozzle
  • No-scuff bumper
  • 12-inch extension wand
  • A crevice tool

9. Hoover WindTunnel overheating problems

We sometimes hear from you guys that your WindTunnel is overheating and shutting off. This can happen when there’s a clog somewhere in the system.

On some of the versions of the vacuums, you might hear a whistling or hissing sound when your vacuum is on the verge of shutting off.

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That’s the system performance indicator. First turn the vacuum off and remove the dirt cup.

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Take the lid off and inspect the filter, if it’s dirty.

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Rinse it with warm water for two minutes and let it dry for at least 24 hours.

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Your vacuum also contains a HEPA filter. Take the cover off and check this filter.

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If it’s dirty. Don’t get it wet instead, tap it into a wastebasket.

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Next release the hose by pressing green clip.

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It’s on most versions of the WindTunnel and sees if there are any blockages inside of it.

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You can use a wooden spoon handle or another household object. Just don’t use anything sharp that could damage your hose.

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Lastly, leave your vacuum turned off for about half an hour.

The thermal protector that activated the shut-off will deactivate.

You can start cleaning again. These tips should get your WindTunnel in great working.

10. Hoover WindTunnel power cord replacement

I’ll be showing you, how to replace a Hoover WindTunnel power cord.

The power cuts out, then do check the main cable, with the cable still plugged in and the machine running give the wire a wiggle around. If the power cuts on and off either at the plugins or at the machine end, then the cable have failed and it needs replacing.

Safety first! Always unplug an appliance before carrying out any work.

I’ll be doing this fix on this Hoover vacuum cleaner.

The process should be quite similar for your make and model.

To access the mains cable, I need to first remove the underneath of the vacuum cleaner by undoing the screws that hold it in place.

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To access where the cables are going, the mains cable comes directly into the machine.

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Wires go underneath this cover. I’m going to remove this cover by undoing the two screws that hold it in place.

If the motor cover removed, we can see the cable clamp that holds the main cable in place.

To release cable, I’m just going to take a pair of pliers and pinch the two tabs should release the mains cable from the back of the machine.

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Then you can just use a screwdriver just to push the wire down.

The mains cable released.

I forget to give it a little pull. I can tell which wires are connected inside, if I just pull these wires out as well you can see that more clearly.

It’s the blue and the brown here that are connected inside the mains cable.

What I want to do, because these the blue has been crimped here and I don’t want to disturb the brown wire that goes to the switch.

There is a little bit of space next to the motor, where I can put a terminal block and connect the new wires from the new mains cable to the old wires inside the machine.

The new mains cable does not come with any connection.

I’ll be using this electrical terminal block to connect the wires.

I’m going to snip the brown and the blue wire. Then feed those out by the old mains cable. I’ll just cut those cables now.

I’m also going to do is just strip back the insulation to expose the copper inside.

Then give a nice twist. It looks nice and solid and then just fold it back on itself, that it will fit nice and firmly inside the terminal block.

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I’ll do exactly the same with the brown one.

I can then remove the mains cable from the vacuum cleaner.

Now the old cable is out of the way. I can grab my new one. Now what I’ve done is pre-stripped down the insulation. It gives me enough space to feed the wires under the motor.  Of course, connect blue to blue and brown to brown using the terminal block.

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It’s worth pointing out that the new mains cable. The two ends have been crimped already. So, I don’t have to prepare those.

You can use a terminal block to connect the wires up.

With the wires all wired up nicely in the terminal block. I’m just going to push them down the side of the motor.

I need to do is to replace the old clamps that were on the old mains cable and put them on the new one.

 

The clamp on your model may take a little bit of squeezing to get it into position. So, I’m just using a pair of pliers to do that on this one.

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With the mains cable now in position. I can replace the motor cover. I’m just going to make sure there are no wires in the position of the screw holes. So, they’re not being pinched by the motor cover.

Lastly, now I can replace the base.

We have it one brand new mains cable fitted to this Hoover vacuum cleaner.

11. Hoover WindTunnel switch replacement

It has been having problems with, my Hoover vacuum cleaner switch.

I’ve decided to replace it.

This is a Hoover WindTunnel.

To replace the switch, remove the attachment.

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Just connect hose again.

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I’m going to remove screws from Handel.

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Remove the canister.

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Once you have that out, you can remove that holds the switch.

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Once that’s done remove the two screws on the bottom and separate the unit using just a standard screwdriver.

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I’ve got my unit apart here and see here is the link between the vacuum cleaner and the switch.

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There’s your switch and there’s your link, at this point you’re going to just connect those two electrical contacts.

Remove the switch and pull it out. I was able to kind of pull it out with my bare hands.

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I’m going to disconnect these two wires take the switch out of this housing.

You can see the housing that holds the switch has those two little clips on it.

I’m going to take a screwdriver, stick it under there and remove the switch from the Hoover housing.

So, you can see I’m about to take this switch out of here.

Let’s go and push up on it.

Take my new switch. Put it in the housing.

Put your switch back in the vacuum cleaner.

You have it reroute your wires screw everything back together be good to go.

I’m going to take apart or don’t get you.

Just steps there back together make sure that your peace doesn’t fall into the wrong orientation as you close it.

Just make sure this you have put all your screws back in and you’ve got a functioning switch.

12. Hoover WindTunnel filter replacement

Today we’re going to change the filters on the Hoover self-propelled WindTunnel vacuum cleaner.

  • First, make sure that your vacuum is unplugged out of the wall.
  • Click the switch and lay vacuum down.
  • Lay your vacuum down on a raised surface such as a table.
  • Remove the top sole plate first.
  • Take out the bag.
  • Take out the filter cover.
  • Replaces the old filter.
  • Take the cover motor filter cover put that on top.
  • Replace your final filter for this vacuum.
  • Take out the old filter.
  • Replace it with your new vacuum filter.
  • Replace your bag.
  • Pop the top back on.

 

Final Sentences

Hoover WindTunnel gets four-star up with positive reviews in different marketplaces. Hoover WindTunnel is easy to move, simple maneuverability. You can get optimal suction power from it.

Your Hoover WindTunnel is your most precious cleaning partner and it cleans different types of surface like hardwood floors or carpet.

Sometimes your Hoover WindTunnel needs troubleshooting. Here we have solved all Hoover WindTunnel possible problem. If you have Bissell vacuum and experiencing any difficulty with this, then you can also read our Bissell Proheat troubleshooting guideline.

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